A long-term study of the impacts of continued poultry manure application on soil health and nutrients, water quality, and crop yield response with economic analysis was completed in the fall of 2017

For farmers, local geography and climate determine the limiting nutrient for manure application

Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) must maintain accurate manure handling records to meet the requirements of their nutrient management plan (NMP). If a farm doesn’t have enough la

The manure application challenges of previous generations were certainly different than the challenges of today. We now have equipment that can haul manure for more miles and under varying conditions

As we approach the end of winter, farms across the country could soon be dealing with melting snow and heavy spring rains

Using livestock manure at appropriate rates on crop fields offers many advantages to the user, the soil and society

Soil and plant potassium (K) levels have frequently come up at meetings and in conversations with concern for declining soil K levels in the Northeast

Injecting manure into tilled fields or after an annual crop has been harvested is a common practice. Doing the same into a perennial forage hayfield has been viewed as more problematic

Investing in fertilizer to enhance the growth of native grass pastures and hayfields has long been theorized as a questionable practice

Legumes improve forage quality and reduce nitrogen inputs in a pasture-based system. Grazing-based livestock producers frequently overseed cool-season grass pastures with legumes

Think that all manure is basically the same? Think again. “There’s a lot of variation in manure,” said University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Chris Baxter during his presentation

My family’s dairy farm is located in Eastern Wisconsin and sits in a spot with heavy clay soil. It’s the kind of red clay that, after a rainfall, sticks to your shoes and weighs you down so

Nutrient application often ends up in the hot seat being blamed for impairing water quality